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Desperate for weed help

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:28

Not pyracantha - leaves wrong, description of growth and roots wrong.  Pyracantha is a woody shrub with tree-like roots and glossy simple leaves.

Looks like ground elder to me as well.

As Bob says, if treating with glyphosate you must wait for the weed to die and turn brown before pulling/digging it up.  Only then will the poison have reached the roots.

First time seed grower !!

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:12

Hello and welcome Paul

I prick our my tomato seedlings  when they have two proper leaves as well as the first two little seed leaves.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:48

You could patent that Chicky

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:58

If you want to build your own place, look for semi-isolated rural properties with totally derelict house/bungalow on them.  The sort of place where you'd never normally get planning permission, but if there is the remains of a house there then you should normally get planning permission to build on its 'footprint', 


Houses with lots of land

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:38
darren636 wrote (see)
Try Croatia and Slovenia

Brexit may well scupper that sort of adventure

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:36

When I was younger we had a 9 acre smallholding in Suffolk - it was an old mill house with mill buildings and three meadows (formerly orchards).  The house needed a lot of renovation and the buildings were in an even worse condition, but my then OH was a builder so things got done on our place when his work was slack.   We found it because we already lived in the area and knew the owners who were selling up. 

Nowadays places like that in Suffolk fetch a lot of money because improved rail links mean that people are prepared to commute from Suffolk to work in London. 

To find cheaper places with land you need to look at areas where property is cheaper - I think prices in Wales are low compared to other places - then tell the local estate agents exactly what you're looking for - they'll send you the information.

Places like that are often sold by auction, so you need to have sorted out your finances and know exactly how much you can borrow and what conditions the mortgage provider will impose if you're buying a place that needs renovation.

Good luck

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:24

That's not like the one Monty was using last night.  That looks as if it's designed for planting individual bulbs.  The one used on tv had a broader and shallower blade/spit and was used for opening up a trench at the right depth for tulip planting.

A new career.

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:56

Maybe some members have requested that their PM service be disabled ?

Keenbutgreen - lots of different skills needed in the film industry - combine photography and writing = animation?

Laurel and Monty

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:48

Just don't load all the prunings into your car, leave the car for a while with the windows closed, then get in and drive it with the windows still closed.

Transport it in the car with the windows OPEN and you'll be fine - but better still, just shred and put on the compost heap.  That's what Nutcutlet and her OH do and I can assure you they're still hale and hearty


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 15:37

I know Pansyface - probably a bit of overkill   but we're so excited to have frogspawn in this relatively new pond and when I lived in the country I've seen spawn killed by a sharp frost.

I know we're nearer to the city and this garden is quite sheltered but ...

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